Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Greatest Gift

We all think during this hectic time of year that includes shopping and wrapping that those boxes and gift bags are so important...
Yes, a pretty wrapped gift is fun. I suppose we all enjoy receiving one or two. I will admit I do. I suppose if I was not remembered at all by anyone it would make me sad so of course I do appreciate the fun in opening the paper and appreciation that I received something nice.
I however never define these as the greatest gifts.
My greatest gift is my husband. I was the girl who wore glasses and was most definately not the most popular. A friend showed me a picture of this really cute guy and said I think I want you to meet him. I said, I will definately meet him but he is never going to go out with me in a million years. I remember the first day and how nervous I was. Well, that cute guy saw something in that shy nerdy girl and despite my moms trying to protect me (I think she thought there was no way he was dating me long too as she told me not to get my hopes up after each date lol) we have been together 32 years and married 30. He truly is my gift and dream come true.
My second greatest gift truly is my son. I am honoured to say Im his Mom. He truly was a joy to raise and I call him the best job I will ever have in my life. I never knew a person could feel such love in their hearts for someone.
For me those are my greatest gifts. While opening your boxes this weekend appreciate them but look around you. It isnt the bows, ribbons and things.....its the ones you are with that are the gifts for which you will keep receiving so much joy.
Happy Holidays Everyone.....


  1. I couldn't agree more Donna. I have the best children and the dearest friends who keep me sane and safe.

    My life turned upside down so I can't truthfully say that my husband is still my sweetheart but I am glad to say that the time before 2002 we had a good and exciting life; not perfect but interesting. I too didn't think that he would fall in love with me. I never considered myself attractive; still don't - and he was so gorgeous and yet he says he saw in me the girl who would save his life.
    How true that has been particularly since 2002.

    All I can say is that my life plan was laid out for me and I am still here for better or worse.

    My kids and my friends are the greatest gifts that anyone could wish for.

    Chocolates are nice too!!!

    Have a good holiday season Donna and hope Mum continues to be well.

    T xx

  2. Words well spoken. Merry Christmas!

  3. I just love that story of meeting your husband! Thanks for letting me know about your wonderful blog!